Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Actor Overdoses on Drugs vs. An Entire People Being Suffocated

Can you PLEASE take a break from mourning Heath Ledger and pay some attention to the drama in Gaza?

Thousands of people have flooded through a hole blasted through the wall separating Gaza and Egypt. The hole was created by masked Palestinian gunmen and it allowed those trapped in Gaza to pass into Egypt, where they brought food, fuel and other supplies that have become restricted on the Palestinian side of the wall.

Hundreds of Palestinian women crashed a border gate Tuesday to protest Egypt's cooperation with Israeli sanctions against the Gaza Strip, setting off a riot that injured 35 people and curtailed a resumption of food aid to the impoverished territory.

Israel's limited reversal of its border closure was the result of international pressure, government officials said, but a one-day measure due to its own review of the situation, which included a sharp reduction in rocket fire since the weekend.

“With a great regret and strong condemnation of these crimes… the Islamic Republic of Iran will use all its diplomatic efforts to lift the Gaza blockade and the threats against the Palestinians,” Gholam-Hossein Elham told a regular news briefing.

Thirty thousand cubic metres of untreated sewage from the Gaza Strip was dumped into the Mediterranean as a direct result of the four-day total embargo on fuel and humanitarian supplies, Palestinian water executives said yesterday.

Gaza is on the threshold of becoming the first territory to be intentionally reduced to a state of abject destitution, with the knowledge, acquiescence and - some would say - encouragement of the international community. An international community that professes to uphold the inherent dignity of every human being must not allow this to happen.


Yesi King said...

i can't take it anymore...i swear this bleep is really bleepin gettin to, it's beyond gotten to me....bleep bleep bleep!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with what you say. Who cares about some actor? I hate being bombarded by his death everywhere I go. People die everyday.I hate logging into Hotmail and being greeted with celebrity news thats soo pointless. I mean who cares if Britney Spears got a new hair color? No really who does??
What's happening in Gaza is beyond sad, its disgusting, and yet nobody wants to talk about it. But guess what? Palestinians are the bad guys, the Israelis are only trying to protect themselves from their own shadows. Shadows are pretty scary you know. Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

I love your tittle are absolutely right, all day I was thinking just that as I turned from news channel to news channel ..trying to hear about the news from gaza ...meanwhile all we were getting were "exclusives" on the death of heath made me soo mad!

Amer said...

it's ridiculous what makes 'news' these days. excellent post, jazakiAllahu khair.

Huda Shaka` said...

Thank you for sounding the alarm...I was too depressed to do even that.
Over here we do get the news minute by minute, and it's on many people's minds (even those who usually don't care to know)...but still no action other than dua`.